GitHub announces mobile app, Archive Program, and more at Universe 2019

almost 2 years ago by IanDorfman

GitHub has announced several new projects and quality of life implementations at its annual GitHub Universe conference for 2019.

A native mobile app for Android and iOS was also announced, with the beta now available on iOS. It automatically adapts to the screen size of your smart device, as well as whether or not dark mode is enabled.

The GitHub Archive Program, which launches February 2nd, 2020, aims to preserve all of the submitted open source code within the Arctic World Archive in Svalbard, Norway for at least 1,000 years.

Notifications have been completely overhauled to coincide with Small GitHub iconGitHub's mobile release, with an "inbox experience" replacing notifications being sent to your GitHub account's email inbox. This built-in inbox also allows for more refined filtering and prioritizing based on the GitHub projects that are most important to you.

Code search, navigation, and review assignment all launched in at least limited beta form, with the aim of these features being to help optimize navigation and development. Project managers will now be able to specify how many (and which) dev team members review pull requests. This will allow for development workload to be more evenly distributed.

GitHub mobile beta participants will also receive access to the new notification system beta, with the system rolling out to all GitHub users gradually over the coming months. The iOS mobile app beta is now available, with the Android app beta "coming soon." The official site for GitHub Mobile allows you to sign up for the iOS beta and join the Android beta waitlist.

Further coverage:
The GitHub Blog
TechCrunch

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